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Oct, 29, 2009

Manchester United appeal as ref books wrong twin

Manchester United have submitted a claim of mistaken identity to the Football Association after Fabio da Silva was booked by referee Chris Foy against Barnsley in the Carling Cup.

Instead the offender - for a challenge on Jamal Campbell-Ryce - was his twin brother Rafael.

The FA confirmed they have been approached by United and the submission will be heard on Tuesday by a regulatory commission.

The Brazilian twins helped United secure a place in the quarter-finals of the competition thanks to a 2-0 victory. However the holders finished the game with ten men after Foy sent off Gary Neville for clattering into Adam Hammill.

Meanwhile, Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson has received a favour from his famous father, Sir Alex, after signing Ben Amos on a month's loan.

Ferguson has raided United and signed 19-year-old Amos with first-choice goalkeeper Joe Lewis suspended for this weekend's clash against Barnsley.

Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "It's a big game for him and he knows that. He'll be fine though. He comes well recommended. My father [Sir Alex] thinks very highly of him."

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